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Martin Edwards

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Martin Edwards was born at Knutsford, Cheshire in 1955 and educated in Northwich and at Balliol College, Oxford University, taking a first class honours degree in law. He trained as a solicitor in Leeds and moved to Liverpool on qualifying in 1980. He published his first legal article at the age of 25 and his first book, about legal aspects of buying a business computer at 27, becoming a partner in the firm of Mace and Jones in 1984. He is married to Helena with two children (Jonathan and Catherine) and lives in Lymm. Martin is a member of the Murder Squad (see the Links section) collective of crime writers and is chairman of the nominations sub-committee for the CWA Diamond Dagger (crime writing's most prestigious award). In 2007 he was appointed the Archivist of the Crime Writers Association.  

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
Martin Edwards recommends
Great British Fictional Detectives (2008)
Russell James
"The eclectic coverage is one of the great merits of this appealing book. The illustrations are a real plus, and there are plenty of lists of selected sidekicks, tv detectives and so on... A fascinating book to dip into, crammed with information and lavishly illustrated."
The Wrong Boy (2018)
Cathy Ace
"Cathy Ace’s skill at evoking place is a stand-out highlight of The Wrong Boy, a neatly wrought story which combines a mystery…with a study of tangled relationships within a close-knit community…"

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